Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beechcraft Sierra 35: Accident occurred October 22, 2016 near Medicine Hat Regional Airport, Alberta, Canada



A small plane crash landed in a cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alta. Saturday night.

Sgt. Jeff Wieschorster of the Medicine Hat Police Service said the pilot — a 64-year-old local man — suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

He was the only person on board the single engine Beechcraft Sierra 35.

Sgt. Wieschorster said the Medicine Hat control tower received a Mayday call from the plane around 8 p.m., just before it went down in the Hillside Cemetery, about one kilometre short of the airport.

There was no word late Saturday night about the exact nature of the distress call, however, Transportation Safety Board investigator John Lee said he planned to talk to the pilot on Sunday to try to determine exactly what happened.

The cemetery, meantime, sustained only minor property damage.



MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A small plane crash landed in a cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alta. Saturday night. 

Sgt. Jeff Wieschorster of the Medicine Hat Police Service said the pilot — a 64-year-old local man — suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

He was the only person on board the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra 35.

Sgt. Wieschorster said the Medicine Hat control tower received a Mayday call from the plane around 8 p.m., just before it went down in the Hillside Cemetery, about one kilometre short of the airport.

There was no word late Saturday night about the exact nature of the distress call, however, Transportation Safety Board investigator John Lee said he planned to talk to the pilot on Sunday to try to determine exactly what happened.

The cemetery, meantime, sustained only minor property damage.



A single-engine plane crashed into Hillside Cemetery Saturday evening, roughly a kilometre away from Medicine Hat Regional Airport.

Medicine Hat Fire Department platoon chief Tom Coffey said emergency crews responded to the call just before 8 p.m. 

The pilot and lone occupant of the plane was rushed to hospital, though there were no further details on the pilot’s condition.

While the plane went down inside the cemetery, Coffey says there was little-to-no damage to gravesites.

“As far as damage goes to the Hillside Cemetery, there have just been a few trees that have been damaged and that’s about the extent of it,” said Coffey.

Source:   http://medicinehatnews.com

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